We’ve been working behind the scenes to get ready for the future home of CC. One of the biggest problems we noticed is that users were getting a “1” added after their names on the new site. Obviously that’s embarrassing and it caused more than a few problems. Thankfully we have a fix and we’d like to get your help to test it. Here’s what you can do:
- Go to: https://discuss.qa.collegeconfidential.com/login
- Use the email and password you usually use to access CC. (This might not be needed. It might just log you in if you are currently logged into CC.)
3.Go to your user preferences: https://discuss.qa.collegeconfidential.com/my/preferences/account
- Make sure your name looks right.
If it doesn’t, please contact me via private message or post a reply here. Otherwise:
- Use the “Log out all” and go back to step 1 to double check nothing has changed.
Background for the curious
We had a setting that tried to synchronize usernames here to usernames on the new site. When you logged in, the site would notice that your name was already taken because we’d prepopulated everyone’s account. So it would use a new name that wasn’t taken yet. So CCadmin_Jon became CCadmin_Jon1. And thumper1 became, for some reason thumper12. The strange thing is that when you logged out and back in again, your original name would be available! So the system would reset to the original name. It took a bit of digging to fix the problem because we didn’t see it happen every time.
I’ve tried to fix everyone’s name, but I might have missed some. Also, I might have changed a 1 back that I shouldn’t have. I can manually fix those problems or we can wait until launch. Just before switching over, we’ll import all the data again and make sure everyone’s name matches what they have on CC currently.